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173 Extract West Point Ala. June 3d 1867 To Maj. Genl Swayne Dear Sir, The destitution in Chambers Co. Ala. has grown extensively and is now a great pressure. If we could get through supplies to keep the suffering a going, until our crops are made, I think the cry would cease. If you can control anything in the way of provision - corn & bacon - even a limited supply - it would be thankfully recieved. There is also a great want of clothing for males & females as well as children, and if you can command anything of the kind (I know you are willing) you will confer a great favor on those that are really needy. The supply you sent last Spring did a great deal of good, but was not sufficient to supply all. Please answer immediately. Very Truly, Yours. (Signed) James. M. Hill, Agt. (over)
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